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Kouhei

University Year 1(Passed Grade 2 Eiken in Junior High School Year 1)

Started learning English at age of 3, and by junior high school passed his Grade 2 Eiken. Went to Ireland last year for short-term study and currently enrolled in Waseda University SILS.He will be going abroad to study for one year this year too. He is still in touch with his Smile Club teacher Bowen who helped him with his English. He is like family!


Hayato

Senior High School Year 2(Passed Grade 2 Eiken in Junior High School Year 1)

Started learning English at age of 3, and went to Smile Canada Camp twice!After that he went to Sugamo junior and senior high school.Our little Hayato is now going to U.K to study from this fall!We are looking forward to his future endeavours!

voiceAoi & Rio

Aoi

Senior High School Year1(Passed Grade 2 Eiken in Junior High School Year 2)

Started learning English at age of 3. She used to cry everyday when she was young but she is 16 now and working hard towards her goals. For her senior high school entrance exam, she got a high English grade and was able to get into Waseda Jitsugyou. She is still continuing her English lesson at Smile Club in order to maintain her English.


Rio

Senior High School Year1(Passed Grade 2 Eiken in Junior High School Year 2)

Started learning English at age of 3. She is currently trying her best to prepare for her Eiken Grade Pre-1. She has been to the Smile Canada Camp and also went for a short term study in Hawaii. Currently she is a first year senior high school student enrolled in Kudanshita Secondary School.She is working hard to further improve her English skills in order to get into the university of her choice.

voiceSeiji

Q )Why did you choose this Kindergarten?

When he was 3 we went to USA and returned to Japan when he was 4. In America he was going to a Pre-school but due to his shyness and lack of understanding of English, he used to cry every day. But eventually he got used to it and just when he started developing interest in English we return back to Japan. After returning he said ‘I want to learn English’ so we looked for schools and came across Smile Club Kindergarten and go him enrolled.

Q )What kind of concerns did you have before enrolling in the Kindergarten?

He was shy by nature so I was worried if he will be able to adjust but I was surprised at how comfortable he was during the trial class and he seemed to be enjoying himself so much that my worry went away. After the trial, I submitted the application immediately. Although it was a mid-school year admission, he was very excited.

Q )What did you feel was the most advantageous about sending him to Kindergarten?

To be able to become friendly with people from different nationalities and to be able to express themselves freely without hesitation, was very valuable. It even had a proper Maths curriculum so I felt very assured.

Q )In the span of 3 years, how much English skill did he develop?

He can enjoy watching foreign movies and animations in English with full understanding.

Q )At present what is he doing to maintain his English level?

He comes 3 times a week to afterschool class and participants in all of the summer school courses. This year he passed his Grade Pre-2 Eiken exam.

voiceMae

Q)Why did you choose this Kindergarten?

She joined Pre-school at the age of 2 and we chose the school as she could spend all day in an English speaking environment even for Kindergarten class. Also the teachers took very good care of the children.

Q )What kind of concerns did you have before enrolling in the Kindergarten?

As it was a small scale school with not too many students and kind teachers, I was worried if she would be able to adjust in a big elementary school group but it didn’t prove as much of a problem.

Q )What did you feel was the most advantageous about sending her to Kindergarten?

She was able to naturally develop English skills and she didn’t seem to show any hesitation towards foreign languages as she was exposed to it at school. Every year she had Summer school and Winter school with varying themes which I personally thought was very good.

Q )In the span of 3 years, how much English skill did she develop?

She passed Eiken Pre-2 (by the time of graduation from Kindergarten)

Q )At present what is she doing to maintain his English level?

After graduation from Kindergarten, she maintained her English by going to Afterschool classes. Currently she takes Private classes at the school. She’s enjoying learning by having a balanced lesson involving reading, writing and speaking.


進路相談

Elementary School Track Record

British International School, K International School, YMCA International School, Indian International School, Showa Gakuin Elementary School, Public Elementary School and so on.

Junior and Senior High School Track Record

Waseda Institute, Waseda Jitsugyou, Shibumaku Junior high and senior high school, Ichikawa Gakuen, Showa Shuei, Aoyama Gakuin High School, Yamawaki Gakuen, Kudan secondary education schools, etc.

University Prospects

The present educational institutions that our 10 initial students (mentioned in the ‘History of our School’ above) are enrolled in are Waseda University (International College of Liberal Arts), and ICU. They credit their continuous English language education as being an important factor in helping them to get into the school of their choice. These students will presumably study abroad in the future as well. We wish and pray with all our heart for all our students to realize their dreams and achieve all their future goals. We also provide entrance exam preparation courses at Smile Club.